With the virus reaching farther and farther around the world, the Coronavirus is starting to have an effect on public events and the caution surrounding the spread of the virus has led to Disney deciding to cancel their Disney Plus european launch event, due to take place tomorrow in London.
Having already launched in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, Disney’s streaming platform was due to herald its expansion across select European territories March 24 with an event Thursday evening followed by a press conference and panel discussions Friday morning, with journalists from across the continent invited to London to take part.
“Due to a number of media attendee cancellations and increasing concerns at the prospect of traveling internationally at this time, we have decided to cancel our Disney+ launch events scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday,” a spokesperson said, adding that the executive press briefing would now take place next week over webcast.
U.K.-based journalists will still be able to access a Disney+ lounge for product demonstrations, while Disney said it would find “alternative means” to make talent available to those who were due to attend the Disney+ Originals junket.
We will be sure to keep you updated with any news and coverage via the webcast as it arrives.